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Newton Burgoland Primary School

Newton Burgoland Primary School

Together We Can Achieve Excellence

PSHCE and Relationshsip Education

Together We Make Learning A Memorable, Unmissable Adventure

We recognise the importance of well being  and healthy choices in enabling a child to learn and to thrive at school and beyond; we actively work to support and enhance pupils physical and emotional health..

We aim to equip pupils with the understanding and skills they need to make informed decisions about their health, both now and in the future. We appreciate that at some point in our lives we all experience difficulties which can make us vulnerable, therefore, through partnerships with parents, our ethos, our curriculum and where needed additional support we;

  • help children to understand their emotions and feelings better                             
  • help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
  • help children socially to form and maintain relationships
  • promote self-esteem and ensure children know that they count
  • encourage children to be confident and ‘dare to be different’
  • help children to develop emotional resilience

Our PSHCE curriculum was reviewed on 2018-19 when we adopted elements of the Cambridge scheme,

We are currently working with parents to develop our policy for RSE.. Following consultation the PSHCE/ RSE curriculum will be reviewed. Thank you to those who have already responded:

'I think it is vital to normalise talking about these things to children, so that it isn't embarrassing, taboo or awkward. The fuss I hear every year when these classes start always stuns me - its not promoting sex, making them grown up too fast or inappropriate content, it is helping them feel comfortable to speak about it and ask questions and get the right information. I'm very confident this will all be delivered in an age appropriate way.

It my children ask anything I tell them - I never want anything to be a surprise or seems frightening! It is our job to help children be ready for this ever changing world, where they are expected to make very grown up decisions early - shielding these things from children is not helpful.'

Parent RSE survey response 2020

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RSe Consultation

Dear Parents and Carers,


The Department for Education has announced changes to Relationships and Sex Education (RSE).

These changes will come into effect from September 2020 and all schools will be required to comply with the updated requirements.

This means that we’ll be reviewing our RSE curriculum and policy so we can be sure our RSE provision is appropriate for our pupils based on their:

1. Age
2. Physical and emotional maturity
3. Religious and cultural backgrounds
4. Special educational needs and disabilities

We need your feedback to help us do this. We need to work together to prepare our learners to live in the modern world. Here’s how you can help:

We’re holding consultation meetings on Wednesday 11th March from 2.30 to 3pm and Tuesday 17th March from 9am to 9.30am. Please find attached the consolation document/ policy.

If you’d like to participate, please email or call the school office on 01530 270320, before Friday 6th March.

Please note our definition and aims
• RSE is about the emotional, social and cultural development of pupils, and involves learning about relationships, growing up, choices, healthy lifestyles, diversity and personal identity.
• RSE involves a combination of sharing information, and exploring issues and values.
RSE is not about the promotion of sexual activity. It is about keeping our children safe.

If you are unable to attend one of the meeting dates, or would prefer to respond online, please take a moment to look at our survey.

Thank you for your time.

Yours Sincerely,


Sue Ward